Revitalizing The Great South Bay and The South Shore.

We are The South Shore. The Great South Bay is our bay, our heritage and legacy. Through The Creek Defender Program, The I Love Long Island Campaign for bay friendly yards, and our Habitat Restoration Program, and through our strong advocacy, we are fighting for our bay and for the villages that sit on its shores.

Our Mission is to revitalize The Great South Bay so that our children and grandchildren can swim, fish, clam and sail this bay just as those before them had.

Please Contact Us to participate in protecting this legacy.

  • 5K Run for the Bay

    April 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Join us for the 2nd annual 5K Run for the Bay! Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Location: Sayville Mar...

    at Sayville Marina Beach Park

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Together, we are the South Shore

We are a Non-Profit dedicated to revitalizing Great South Bay. We are South Shore residents, past and present, oystermen, fishermen, boaters, surfers, sailors, paddleboarders, environmental advocates, and marine scientists.

Healing Great South Bay is going to take all of us, the many thousands who grew up loving this bay. If we lose our bay, we lose The South Shore and this precious natural gift.  This must not happen on our watch!

We envision one day that the bay, fed by clean fresh water flowing in from its many creeks, will return to its former health. We believe that the investment is worth it, for we are building our own future.

We believe that people will come to understand that restoring nature begins right in their own backyards, and that the chemicals that go on their lawns go into our bay, and even, into our drinking water. We believe that with the right steps to improve water quality, we can help create a $1 billion a year oystering industry, with the oysters themselves helping to filter and clean the bay.

Save Great South Bay’s Facebook group has grown to over 13,000 members. We are in every South Shore town. With our Creek Defender Program, the “Bay Friendly Yards” Pledge and thr Habitat Restoration Program we are set on reviving our bay for today, and for future generations. And there are many ways you can help.

Recent Progress

Here’s what we’ve been up to recently.  Come to our events.   Defend your local creek!  Or – if you can’t go in and get dirty yourself, then make a donation to our efforts.   We broke it, we need to fix it.

On April 21st, Help Plant Swamp Forests And Help The Bay

If we are to revitalize The Great South Bay, we need to improve the health of the mainland. The mainland’s groundwater is polluted, and its… Read more

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Support “The Fertilizer Fix” and Help Our Bays!

Kudos to Grassroots Environmental Education, our partner in the I Love Long Island Campaign for ‘bay friendly yards’!    Thanks to them and to Assemblyman… Read more

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Defending Our Creeks By Restoring Habitats

As I sit in my office on yet another dreary early spring day, I think of all that’s really just around the corner for Save… Read more

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Save The Great South Bay: Our Plans For 2018

Greetings everyone!    Spring is in sight, and soon we will all be back on the bay again! While things have been quiet, they’ve been… Read more

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Have a Bay Friendly Yard

Hiring a landscaper for 2018? Make sure they are being ‘green’ about it. Ask them to use a mulching mower so that the grass clippings… Read more

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Shop Amazon Smile, Help The Bay

Save The Great South Bay is a strong supporter of South Shore businesses.   If, however, there are items that you were ready to purchase on… Read more

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Shop At Amazon Smile And Help Our Bay

Do it for the baby Diamondback Terrapin! Save The Great South Bay is a strong supporter of South Shore businesses.   If, however, there are items… Read more

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The Ingredients For Any STGSB Event

They would be Drink The Bay Clean, live music, oysters. After that, all we need is the occasion! Save The Great South Bay has enjoyed… Read more

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In Gratitude To Those Who Threw Events For Us in 2017

Save The Great South Bay has enjoyed just incredible support, and by the time the dust settled on the year, we’d had ten events thrown… Read more

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A Creek Defender Is Born in Babylon

On Earth Day, April 22nd, Save The Great South Bay launched The Creek Defender Program in Babylon on Carll’s River.   Working with The Village: Babylon… Read more

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By The Rivers Of Babylon, The Creek Defender Program Is Born

On Earth Day, April 22nd, Save The Great South Bay launched The Creek Defender Program in Babylon on Carll’s River.   Working with The Village: Babylon… Read more

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Can A Beer Save A Bay?

As 2017 winds down, as the sun, ever lower on the horizon, yields the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets of The Great South Bay of Fall… Read more

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Save The Great South Bay — A Year In Review, Episode One: Can A Beer Save A Bay?

As 2017 winds down, as the sun, ever lower on the horizon, yields the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets of The Great South Bay of Fall… Read more

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$10.4 Million From Albany For Shellfish Hatcheries

Invests $7.25 Million in Public Hatcheries Across Long Island and $3.15 Million to Obtain Adult Shellfish  Shellfish Restoration Council to Direct Efforts and Coordinate Training … Read more

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Cuomo Announces $10.4 Mil to Clean LI’s Waters With Shellfish

Invests $7.25 Million in Public Hatcheries Across Long Island and $3.15 Million to Obtain Adult Shellfish  Shellfish Restoration Council to Direct Efforts and Coordinate Training … Read more

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Mosquito Control: Out of Control

Yes, Vector Control is back, having had their funding renewed by The Suffolk County Legislature.  So these next three days, as will be the case… Read more

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Suffolk County Mosquito Control Takes to The Skies Again Wednesday July 19-Fri July 21st

Yes, Vector Control is back, having had their funding renewed by The Suffolk County Legislature.  So these next three days, as will be the case… Read more

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End Suffolk’s Misguided Mosquito Spraying Program

It’s time to trash our marshes again: Suffolk County has had a decades long program of spraying for mosquitoes around our marshes.    We still… Read more

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Suffolk County Must End Its Destructive, Futile and Misguided Vector Control (Mosquito) Spraying Program

It’s time to trash our marshes again: Suffolk County has had a decades long program of spraying for mosquitoes around our marshes.    We still… Read more

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Doing Good By Drinking Well

Blue Point Brewery has done a remarkable thing:   They created a beer to help Save The Great South Bay in its mission.   With “Drink… Read more

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“Drink The Bay Clean” — Doing Good By Drinking Well

Blue Point Brewery has done a remarkable thing:   They created a beer to help Save The Great South Bay in its mission.   With “Drink… Read more

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Diamondback Terrapins: Save Our Marshes, End The Harvest!!

  Growing up on Long Island, I loved turtles. Painted, snappers, box turtles, spotted turtles, mud turtles. But for me the most elusive and by… Read more

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Save Our Diamondback Terrapins, Save Our Marshes, End The Harvest!!

  Growing up on Long Island, I loved turtles. Painted, snappers, box turtles, spotted turtles, mud turtles. But for me the most elusive and by… Read more

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Where Will “Drink The Bay Clean” Be Served?

“Drink The Bay Clean,” an India Pale Lager, is being brewed by Blue Point Brewery in order to support Save The Great South Bay’s efforts.… Read more

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There’s more in the blog.

Our Partners (Thank You!)

Seatuck Environmental Association
Pine Barrens
Operation Splash